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About us

Our Story

Ortiz Eye & Hearing Associates

O rtiz Eye Associates, P.C. was founded in 1964 by Philip A. Ortiz, O.D. The practice originally began in the Tratt Clinic building, moving to the present location in Morris, IL in 1969. We have grown substantially over the years to include the Ortiz Hearing Center. We also have onsite ophthalmologists as well as certified hearing aid specialists for the convenience of our Morris residents.

Dr. Eligius Lelis and Dr. Majid Rassouli perform surgery at Morris Hospital and we can then see these patients the next day in our office. For over forty-five years, Ortiz Eye Associates has provided the very best in vision and hearing care to the residents of Grundy County, Seneca, IL and Coal City, IL. There has been one constant throughout these many years of change – an old-fashioned approach to patient care and a commitment to treat patients with care and understanding.

Our hearing clinic specializes in caring for all your hearing needs. We handle everything from hearing aid exams and fittings to swimmer molds, accessories and repairs. By staying current with the latest developments in hearing aid technology, we can provide you with the best hearing aid advice and fit today—and in the years to come.

We take pride in building lasting relationships with our patients, which is why we take the time to get to know you, your hearing ability and your lifestyle needs.

Contact us today to find out how we can help!


Serving our patients - our number one goal!

Our Tradition of Excellence began in 1964 with the founding of Ortiz Eye Associates, P. C. by Philip A. Ortiz, O. D. Our tradition has continued for almost 45 years. Our doctors are health care professionals trained and state licensed to provide primary eye care services.

These services include:
  • Comprehensive Eye Health Examinations
  • Diagnosis &Treatment of Eye Diseases and Vision Disorders
  • Detection of General Health Problems
  • Prescribing of Glasses, Contact Lenses, Low Vision Rehabilitation and Medications
  • Performing of Certain Surgical Procedures
  • Counseling of Patients Regarding Surgical Alternatives & Vision Needs as Related to their Occupations, Avocations and Lifestyle.
It's important to give back to the community in which we live and work, which is why we are involved in a number of local outreach and charity initiatives.

At Ortiz Eye Associates, we believe strongly in giving back to the community and caring for the eyes of all those in need. Outreach programs represent an opportunity to show the community the level of commitment our doctors and employees have to their community.

The staff also plays an important role in community outreach. We provide eye exams for Lions Club and Will-Grundy Clinic referrals. Our doctors also participate in the InfantSee national program. The office is also active in I Care International providing chartible eye care services locally and abroad.
We are proud of our Doctors' achievements.

The doctors maintain the highest standards in eye care. They have received several awards and are active in their professional associations.

  • Illinois Optometric Association
  • American Optometric Association
  • Starved Rock Local Optometric Society
  • Dr. Tim Ortiz was awarded Outstanding Optometrist of his class
  • Dr. Marino received Awards of Distinction in Pediatric, Primary and Advanced ophthalmic care
  • Dr. Tim Ortiz and Dr. Angelo Marino have been awarded the consumer reasearch group Top Optometrists Award for Ocular Disase and Comprehensive Services
We are always interested in improving our patients' experience with our practice. Learn how to provide us with your feedback, review us online and more.


Are you looking for an eye doctor near you?

Our optometrists are proud to serve the communities of Morris, IL, Seneca, IL, Coal City, IL and Grundy County. They take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.


Meet Our Friendly Staff

At Ortiz Eye Associates & Ortiz Hearing we are fortunate to have a wonderful team of professionals who will make your office visit a pleasant one. Every patient is treated with the utmost care and respect. We are a team of locals from all over the Seneca area, including from Minooka, Channahon, Coal City and Morris.

Our philosophy is “to treat every patient as we would treat our own family.” You will find our front desk staff warm, friendly and, most of all, helpful. Our certified opticians will assist you in selecting the style, shape and color frame that is just right for you as well as the latest in lens technology.


Practice Administrator

Chris Ortiz

Optician: American Board of Opticianry Cert (ABOC)


Optician: American Board of Opticianry Cert (ABOC)


Certified Paraoptometric Technician (CPOT)

Mary H.

Contact Lens Technician

Mary S.

Optician / Contact Lens Technician

Matt Walk

Hearing Instrument Specialist

Debbi Schumacher


Mindy Waite

Receptionist, Insurance department

Dawn Micale


Michelle Deakins


Kelly Roth


Ready to make an Appointment? Call Us Today! (815) 942-0003